Upcoming Events and Workshops

We always have something in the works - from workshops and exhibitions to presentations and art retreats. Find out what we'll be up to and where we'll be.

 

2018

The Tet[r]ad Project
INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES:ROOP HALL
James Madison University

January 29 - March 16, 2018
Harrisonburg, VA

This exhibition features an installation of works from the international artmaking exchange founded by JMU alumnus David R. Modler and Samuel H. Peck. This ongoing project fosters collaborations and community-based art practices through visual journals.

 

Monster Maker Workshop
Chestnut Creek School Of the Arts

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Galax, VA

Unleash your mad scientist in this fun mixed media workshop as you bring a variety of creatures of the imagination to life. Learn to conceptualize and create cute and cuddly, or scary and menacing monsters with pencil, ink, paint, collage, shrink film, and polymer clay. Build your creations from stock parts or invent your own. Customize your monsters with a variety of details, textures, and accessories, and walk away with your own menagerie of little beasts. Evil laugh optional.

 

ARTFUL LAYERS
Chestnut Creek School Of the Arts

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM,
Galax, VA

Immerse yourself in the art of mixed media layering, and delve deeply into a wide range of techniques for creating artful layers in your work. Explore how to build up color and texture using watercolors, water-soluble pencil, paper, writing, drawing, and image transfers, and walk away with a variety of richly layered work. 

 

National Art Education Association 2018 National ConVention

March 22-24, 2018
Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA

Join Us at the NAEA 2018 Convention for a variety of presentation and workshops.

Thursday, March 22, 4:00 – 5:50 pm
Community Sculpture: A Project-based Learning Model

Come and experience an engaging project-based learning lesson that focuses on community art, and walk away with a practical paper sculpture lesson that you can take back to your classroom.

Thursday, March 22, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Artisans Gallery

Stop by and check out all of Eric and David's artwork they'll be selling during the convention at the Artisans Gallery.

 

ARTFUL LAYERS
Larkin Arts

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
Harrisonburg, VA

Immerse yourself in the art of mixed media layering, and delve deeply into a wide range of techniques for creating artful layers in your work. Explore how to build up color and texture using watercolors, water-soluble pencil, paper, writing, drawing, and image transfers, and walk away with a variety of richly layered work. 

 

Artful Layers
Studio Joy

April 28-29, 2018
Kansas City, Mo

Immerse yourself in the art of mixed media layering, and delve deeply into a wide range of techniques for creating artful layers in your work. The focus of this workshop is on developing imagery with complexity and subtlety as you explore the vast possibilities of layering materials, ideas, and images and incorporating personal themes, ideas, and images. Explore how to build up color and texture using transparent media like watercolors and water-soluble pencil. Discover the layering possibilities for using papers such as vellum, tracing paper, and tissue paper to incorporate color, writing, and drawing. Experiment with collage, image transfers, and personal text to develop narratives and themes. Learn to embellish and enhance elements to draw out focus and detail, and walk away with a variety of richly layered work.

 

Mapping the Journey
310 Art

May 19-20, 2018
Asheville, NC

It's all about you in this mixed-media workshop! Engage in a process of self-discovery and introspection as you delve into new realms, and set the direction of your intention. Take your art making to a new level as you experiment with layering acrylic paint, drawing, collage, text, and image transfers to define your personal themes and create a work from your personal vision.

 

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour
Eric Scott's Studio

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Purcellville, VA

Once again, Eric opens his home studio for this annual Northern Virginia event that celebrates the community of artists in the western part of Loudoun County, VA. So stop by, and check out all of Eric's awesome artwork!

 

Monster Maker Workshop
Art and Soul - Virginia Beach

Monday, October 11, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Unleash your mad scientist in this fun mixed media workshop as you bring a variety of creatures of the imagination to life. Learn to conceptualize and create cute and cuddly, or scary and menacing monsters with pencil, ink, paint, and collage, and walk away with your own menagerie of little beasts. Evil laugh optional.

 

Stencil Savvy
Art and Soul - Virginia Beach

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Stencils have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and many of us look forward to the latest releases by our favorite mixed-media artists. In this hands-on workshop, you’ll see just how easy it is to create your own distinctive stencils and templates. Walk away with a variety of unique stencils and templates ready to be used in all of your mixed-media endeavors.

 

Luminous Liquid Layers
Art and Soul - Portland

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Spend the day pushing your creativity as you delve into the world of liquid acrylics. Explore a multitude of exciting possibilities as you paint, drip, scrape, splatter, and stamp. Throw in some of your favorite images and personal ephemera to add mixed media flair to your work, or focus simply on building your painting skills. Open yourself to a new painting process as you build texture, embrace color, and develop rich layers. See how easy it is to develop dynamic images as you work, and walk away with vivid works ready to go up on the wall.